Saturday, 24 January 2015

Im dreaming of a White billed Diver, just like the ones..........

A Black throated Diver and 34 Red throats passed Whitburn Obs by 11.00 on a quiet morning. Magic and Saint Mark joined me and later Pink Floyd. We gave it our best shot but very little was moving. Black throated Diver is a scarce bird even at Whitburn so it was great to see my second of the year.  It got me thinking wouldn't it be nice to have another White billed.......
This is what we saw in order of appearance

Saturday 24th January 07.30-11.00 WNW3 clear sky

Black h Gull 9n 11s
Common Gull 6n 11s
Fulmar 195n
Eider 6n 1s
Golden Plover 150n 16s
Cormorant 2n 5s
Red th Diver 14n 20s
Turnstone 27n 18s
Guillemot 63n 9s
Porpoise 3s
Common Scoter 3n 4s
Canada Goose 5s
Greylag Goose 1s
Curlew 1n 3s
Redshank 4s
Black th Diver 1n
Kittiwake 1n